Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Scone

Pumpkin Scone Recipe @createdbydiane #betterthanstarbucks
It’s PUMPKIN time of year!
Yes that should be the official name to this time of year.
Have you ever had a pumpkin scone from the coffee house we all know and love?
If you have, and wished you could make them yourself, then your in for a treat.
I have been told MANY time that these scones are even better than theirs.
Here is my  SECRET recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Scones
This is a true WINNER, print it let’s get baking!
I make batch after batch of these beauties and they are always devoured.
They smell amazing and I just love how pretty the frosting is all speckled with pumpkin goodness.
Fall is such a great time of year, I can’t wait for it to cool off a bit.
Fresh baked apples pies, pumpkin desserts and then add in some hot apple cider or hot cocoa….sounds perfect!
Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Scone
Pumpkin Scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 Tablespoons cold butter
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
Pumpkin Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • (orange Americolor food coloring)
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry knife, until mixture is crumbly with no chunks of butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk and egg.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and form into a ball.
  5. Pat out dough onto lightly floured surface and form into a 1 inch thick rectangle
  6. (about 9 inches long and 3inches wide)
  7. Divide into three sections and then make each section into two triangles.
  8. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  9. Scones should begin to turn light brown, let cool on rack.
Pumpkin Icing
  1. Mix powdered sugar and milk together with spices and apply to scones when cooled. I applied first coat of icing then colored the rest orange and drizzled over the tops.
More PUMPKIN yumminess:
Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Spice Bites from @createdbydiane
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  1. 1

    Love the mummy. It's so cute!

  2. 2

    I am so making these! I love scones! And pumpkin. :)

    And… your blog looks great! Love the new look! And love all the new yummy treats to peek at. :)

  3. 3

    oooh Diane, these sound SOOO yummy!! I MUST try!!

  4. 4
    mylifeinscones says:

    These look great. Any idea how the recipe would change if I was using fresh pumpkin?

  5. 5

    I love pumpkin too! Your scones are far more beautiful than Starbucks's. And I am sure way tastier.

  6. 6
    Joann Brown says:

    I am eating your pumpkin scones as I type — and YUM. So very, very good. LOVE this recipe! I am in Pumpkin Heaven! Thank you for sharing!

  7. 7

    GAH I LOVE PUMPKIN TOO!!!!! I don't have a pastry cutter……. =\ =\ =\ I wonder if I can still make them?!

  8. 8
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says:

    These scones look delicious and beautiful. I cannot wait to try them!

  9. 9

    These scones ::ARE:: better than Starbucks! They are so quick and easy to make, and so delicious. Great recipe!


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